A Flying Update - Injury Arising Out of Carriage by Air
The liability of an air carrier to passengers is governed by international law conventions, such as the Montreal Convention. Convention claims are notoriously tricky and consequences can be dire if limitation is missed or the wrong defendant is sued. As it is a system of strict liability, claimants have to bring themselves within the tightly worded rules of the Convention and concepts of common law negligence take a back seat.
The Conventions are applied worldwide and so case law from different jurisdictions is often relevant.
This webinar will guide you through the main points you need to know.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- The Convention system - a unique code
- Applicability in the UK and the impact of Brexit
- Exclusivity of the regime (Sidhu v British Airways)
- What is an accident? (Barclay v British Airways)
- What is meant by embarking/disembarking?
- Bodily injury and psychiatric injury (Morris v KLM Airlines)